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Football Travels To Fremont Saturday

Posted: September 11th, 2020
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Football

ON THE DOCKET…

Dordt will travel to Midland on Saturday, September 12 with kickoff at 1:00.  Radio coverage is on KDCR 88.5 FM and video coverage will be available at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/midland/.  Results can be found at  www.dordt.edu/athletics/football ; https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders and you can follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dordtdefenders .

FAN GUIDELINES…

Guidelines for visiting fans to Midland events 

THE FOE…

Midland was 7-4 last season and 6-3 in the GPAC.  The Warriors were 1-4 after their first four games but recovered to win six games in a row including a 31-28 win over Dordt on November 16 last season to end the year.

Most of Midland’s returners are on defense after allowing 23 points per game last season.

Trevor Havlicec led the team with 98 tackles last season and had nine quarterback sacks last season with 18 tackles for loss. Zach Acamo had 70 tackles and two interceptions at linebacker and Theo Blum had 57 tackles with two interceptions.  Christian Harmon returns after intercepting eight passes for a team that had 23 total interceptions.

Maximus Wold is the leading returning ground gainer after picking up 596 yards on 126 carries last season with seven touchdowns.

THE DEFENDERS…

This is the season opener for the Defenders after posting their second consecutive seven-win season with a 7-4 mark in 2019. Dordt started the year with a 3-3 mark with all three losses coming to teams in the top-10 of the NAIA.  Dordt put together a four game winning streak to get to 7-3 by outscoring teams 206-35 in that four game span.  Midland then nipped Dordt 31-28 to finish the year.

The Defenders gained 326 yards per game on the ground while holding teams to 181 yards rushing.  The Defenders passed for 139 yards and allowed 158 yards and outscored teams 36-22.

The Defenders will replace Levi Schoonhoven who graduated after rushing 1,029 yards and ten touchdowns.  Dordt does have a potent rushing attack back with the next five leading rushers returning led by quarterback Noah Clayberg.  Clayberg ran for 6.2 yards per carry and had 896 yards in eight games with 11 touchdowns. Carter Schiebout rushed for 535 yards in his freshman campaign with five touchdowns.  Tyler Reynolds, the back up quarterback ran for 283 yards and six touchdowns and Michael Sondermann rushed for 275 yards late in the season after missing the first half of the year with an injury.

Clayberg completed 63-136 passes for 1,071 yards and seven touchdowns with 38 of those passes going to Levi Jungling for 658 yards and five touchdowns in eight games. Ben Heuvelhorst is back after making 11 catches for a 21.7 yards per catch average.

Dordt’s defense forced 16 interceptions and 18 fumbles. David Kacmarynski had two interceptions with 19 tackles for loss and seven quarterback sacks and he recovered four fumbles.  Jalen Placide took away four interceptions and had 50 tackles. Josh Mrazek was the leading tackler with 83 total and he was in 13 tackles for loss with an interception. Quinton Murphy had three fumble recoveries and Nathan Kabongo recorded two interceptions.

Brett Zachman was 9-13 on field goals with a long of 44 and he converted 45-52 point after tries.   Noah Clayberg had a 40.9 yards per punt average.

NATIONAL POLL…

Morningside remains the no. 1 team in the NAIA Coaches’ Poll while Northwestern is no. 5.  Dordt is no. 24 in the poll with one more poll conducted after this weekend.

HISTORY…

Midland was a 31-28 winner last season with a field goal under a minute left to play providing the final margin of victory.

Dordt recovered from two 14 point deficits to tie the game with 4:58 left in the game on a Noah Clayberg touchdown run.  Dordt was outgained 394-328 with Midland outgaining Dordt on the ground 248-124.  Clayberg had seven completions for 212 yards and a touchdown with Levi Jungling catching five passes for 150 yards.

Maximus Wold ran for 80 yards on 28 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Midland’s offense.  Midland had four interceptions with Christian Harmon picking off three.

AROUND THE CORNER…

Dordt was scheduled to host Jamestown on Saturday, September 19 but that game has been moved to October 10.

Midland will host Morningside on Saturday, September 19.

GPAC RACE… (September 11)

Briar Cliff   0-0/0-0

Concordia 0-0/0-0

Dakota Wesleyan 0-0/0-0

Doane 0-0/0-0

Dordt 0-0/0-0

Hastings 0-0/0-0

Jamestown 0-0/0-0

Midland 0-0/0-0

Morningside 0-0/0-0

Northwestern 0-0/0-0

 

SCORES AND SCHEDULES…

September 12

Dordt @ Midland

Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings

Concordia @ Doane

Northwestern @ Morningside

 

Saturday, September 19

Morningside @ Midland

Briar Cliff @ Doane

Dakota Wesleyan @ Northwestern

Hastings @ Concordia

 

Saturday, September 26

Concordia @ Briar Cliff

Doane @ Hastings

Dordt @ Dakota Wesleyan

Northwestern @ Jamestown

 

October 3

Midland @ Briar Cliff

Hastings @ Morningside

Jamestown @ Concordia

Dakota Wesleyan @ Doane

Northwestern @ Dordt

 

October 10

Hastings @ Midland

Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan

Jamestown @ Dordt

Briar Cliff @ Morningside

 

October 17

Midland @ Dakota Wesleyan

Morningside @ Jamestown

Concordia @ Northwestern

Doane @ Dordt

 

October 24

Jamestown @ Midland

Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside

Dordt @ Concordia

Northwestern @ Doane

Briar Cliff @ Hastings

 

October 31

Midland @ Northwestern

Morningside @ Dordt

Briar Cliff @ Dakota Wesleyan

Hastings @ Jamestown

 

November 7

Midland @ Doane

Morningside @ Cocnordia

Jamestown @ Briar Cliff

Northwestern @ Hastings

 

November 14

Concordia @ Midland

Doane @ Morningside

Dakota Wesleyan @ Jamestown

Briar Cliff @ Northwestern

Hastings @ Dordt

 

November 21

Doane @ Jamestown

Dordt @ Briar Cliff